writing for Live actionLanguage aLive presents the materials themselves, unmediated by critical discourse or academic frameworks. Language aLive is a Primary Resource for writing and performance. Its focus is purposefully on Language and on ways in which inter-disciplinary artists are transforming language through their attentions.
or developed through Live action
or directly related to Live action.
The first issue (88pp plus full colour wraparound cover) features:
- Fiona Templeton ('Titova Balcony Speech' & 'King Verdict')Forthcoming issues (two and three will appear in February / March '96) will include work by:
- Forced Entertainment ('Speak Bitterness')
- Fiona Wright ('Jonah Touching Jonah' documents)
Brian Catling / Man Act / Caroline Bergvall / Aaron Williamson & Tertia Longmire / Gary Stevens / Carla Harryman / Steve Benson / Robert Overson / Kip Fulbeck / Donna Rutherford / Eric Belgum
'Many of those being published by Language aLive clamber deliberately in the hybrid cracks between conventional categories such as drama, literature, music and dance.
The syntax in these books won't necessarily re-present vernacular speech,
nor conform to conventional sentence formations.These writings often have
more in common, in terms of how their language materials are processed,
with movement or sound-based compositions, with film and video editing
techniques, with technological modes of production, with interventions into
In each case they do not tell their whole story.
By far the best way of supporting this project is subscribing to or to order separate issues direct.
rates are as follows:
single issues =#4.50 (uk) / =#5.50 (elsewhere)All cheques (bona fide international money orders) etc payable to Sound & Language
2 issues =#8 (uk) / =#10 (elsewhere)
3 issues =#11 (uk) / =#13 (elsewhere)
4 issues =#14 (uk) / =#17 (elsewhere)
5 issues =#16 (uk) / =#18 (elsewhere)
prices include post and packing.
Cris Cheek at Sound & Languageor e-mail:
85 London Road South, Lowestoft
Suffolk, NR33 OAS